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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Brooklyn

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Brooklyn? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Piccoli Trattoria restaurant
4.8 (262)
$30 and under
Park Slope
About the restaurant
PICCOLI brings homemade cuisine straight from our píccola cucina to yours. Our philosophy is simple: quality and simplicity. When quality food meets seasoned hands, the simplest ingredients are elevated to become something spectacular.
We use only the highest quality products from sources we trust, both straight from Italy and local whenever possible. Our menu features Proscuitto di Parma, buffalo mozzarella delivered weekly from Napoli, organic mixed greens, and free-range, hormone and antibiotic-free chicken.

Top review
Dined 5 days ago
Absolutely delicious meal! Friendly staff & good value for the 3 course Prix Fix dinner. Will definitely return to try more options!!
A photo of Campania Coal Fired Pizza - Bay Ridge restaurant
4.8 (66)
$31 to $50
Bay Ridge
About the restaurant
Campania Coal Fired Pizza specializes in exactly what its name implies: delicious pizza cooked in a coal oven to produce a unique smoky texture to the crust and toppings. This special method of cooking pizza imparts certain flavors that simply can't be replicated by using a wood burning stove or other method of heating. Diners simply need to taste for themselves the difference Campania's incredibly hot coal-fired grill makes Campania's pizza menu comes with a build-your-own pizza option as well as several signature house recipes. Some of the delicious pizzas diners can try out are the Margherita, Buffalo Chicken and the Calabrese with tomato sauce, hot soppressata, mozzarella, pecorino romano and basil. If guests aren't in the mood for pizza they can also order one of the sandwiches like the chicken parmigiana or the Napoli with grilled chicken, mozzarella and a made-from-scratch pesto sauce.
Top review
Dined on Apr 13, 2024
Great place to dine for any type of occasion love it
A photo of Henry's End restaurant
4.7 (1524)
$31 to $50
Brooklyn Heights
About the restaurant
Henry’s End is a Brooklyn Heights neighborhood institution known for our inviting atmosphere, seasonal menus, award winning wine list and friendly service. It’s the type of place you can bring your first date, family or friend to share a special evening. Henry’s End is all about seasonality and sourcing top quality products. We seek superior suppliers such as The Broken Arrow Ranch, Satur Farms, and Hudson Valley Farms, as well as the local farmer’s markets. We have been acknowledged for our food by Zagat (which stated “This is why they built the Brooklyn Bridge”), Gourmet, Bon Appetit, and many others. Our wine program has received the Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence”. The staff has hosted a dinner at the prestigious James Beard House.
We have outdoor covered and heated dining and are happy to offer all of our options for take-out.

Top review
Dined 5 days ago
Both fish dishes were overcooked. However, their accompaniments were delicious.
A photo of Taiki restaurant
4.6 (122)
$31 to $50
Boerum Hill
About the restaurant
Nestled in the Boerum Hill neighborhood, is the best sushi restaurant in Brooklyn, Taiki. Join us for an authentic Japanese sushi experience, with the majority of fish being imported straight from Japan. The head chef, Taiki Minamitani, boasts 18 years of experience as an Itamae (sushi chef). Our selection of wine, sake, signature cocktails, and beer is specifically selected to complement our traditional sushi menu and original kitchen menu. The romantic and cozy setting is perfect for parties, dates, or just drinks with a friend. We hope to see you soon.
Top review
Dined on Apr 25, 2024
Loved food, service and ambience and separate plating if 12 piece omakase.
A photo of Atlas Steakhouse restaurant
4.5 (618)
$50 and over
Ditmas Park
About the restaurant
Hello and welcome to Atlas Steakhouse. We are a mediterranean-style steakhouse located on 943 Coney Island Avenue in the Ditmas Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Opening our doors in the summer of 2015, we aim to bring an authentic and upscale, New York City steakhouse to Ditmas Park at affordable prices. At Atlas, we strive to provide a place to eat great food, relax with friends, enjoy great live entertainment and have a genuinely good time.
Top review
Dined on Apr 20, 2024
Service was wonderful! Music was very loud and distracting. Food was good.
A photo of Rangoon - Brooklyn restaurant
4.5 (224)
$31 to $50
Prospect Heights
About the restaurant
Serving authentic dishes inspired by family recipes, Chef Myo Moe brings to Brooklyn her Homestyle Burmese Cuisine within the elegant yet minimalist atmosphere of Rangoon restaurant. SELECT EITHER HIGH TOP, COUNTER OR REGULAR FOR INDOOR SEATING.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 17, 2024
Great location, food, ambiance and service! Will return.
A photo of Mama Capri - Brooklyn restaurant
4.5 (91)
$31 to $50
Carroll Gardens
About the restaurant
Our philosophy is to cook from the heart. We make food that we love, for people to share with those they love. We value quality and authenticity above all.

​We belive great food is born from fresh and natural ingredients, and therefore insist on using the finest produce available - we do not do shortcuts.

Whether it's our daily specials and fresh pasta, a tasting menu that begins with prosciutto and cheese directly from Italy - our team at Mama Capri is confident you will enjoy our menu.

​We welcome you and look forward to seeing you soon.

Top review
Dined on May 18, 2024
Food was excellent, as was the service! We had a wonderful, delicious experience and will certainly go back again!
A photo of SAGE restaurant
4.4 (168)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
SAGE – located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, offers more than just another contemporary twist on Thai cuisine. Sage accommodates the discerning diner – from its modern, yet elegant interior to its diverse and inspired menu offerings. It is a sublime blend of the familiar and the new – an exceptional complement to its neighborhood.

The full-service restaurant features both traditional and communal dining tables. Reservations are accepted, by phone and on our website. However, walk-ins are always welcomed. Local delivery and pick-up is also available.

Sage also offers a large, yet intimate full bar, that features a carefully selected choice of draft beers and wines as well a wide selection of premium beverages. The full menu is available to our bar patrons.

Please note that the bar and restaurant are accessible separately, but are joined for the convenience of our patrons.

Top review
Dined on May 12, 2024
Visited for Mother's Day, reservations were made weeks in advance. Great staff and the food was delicious. Had a hard time deciding what we wanted, so we will be returning. Main issue is the lack of a changing area for babies.
A photo of Aura Cocina restaurant
4.4 (104)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Aura Cocina brings a modern Latin Asian twist to East Williamsburg. Aura Cocina is a clubhouse of sorts where men and women of all cultures come to network, flirt, be inspired and be seen. Our beachfront mint hues, sloping seats and the living wall of plant life will greet you upon entering. Aura Cocina is here to improvise, innovate, and to do something new.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
This place is a vibe, a little disappointed that we could only order from brunch menu, nonetheless the food was yummy. The drinks were pretty good, my friends and I agreed they needed to be stronger. If the restaurant can work on that we would definitely be back
A photo of Ro’s Diner restaurant
4.4 (37)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Ro's Diner is vegan comfort food! You can find us off the Montrose L train in Brooklyn, NY between Williamsburg and Bushwick. Hope to see y'all soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Great venue. Served very quickly and the food was lovely. Had a great vegan breakfast. The person serving us was a sweetheart. Overall a great experience.
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